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Reporting research to inform government policy in Liberia

Three Landesa program staff returned this month from Liberia where, with seven Liberian […]

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August 21, 2011

Land rights TV program in India becomes a hit

While the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is famed for producing many of […]

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August 21, 2011

Groundbreaking research on women’s forestland rights issues in China

Landesa is conducting groundbreaking research on the impact of China’s forest land reform […]

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August 21, 2011

Call-in TV Program Educates Public on Land Rights

While the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is famed for producing many of the stars who power technology firms from Bangalore to Silicon Valley, the state’s rural areas are still struggling to move forward in part because of insecure rights to land. Roughly half of property owners in the state – that’s tens of millions of families – can’t make full use of their land because they have clouded ownership. A television program launched earlier this year aims to address this problem.

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August 15, 2011

CEO Reporting from Karnataka

This afternoon I was in the field interviewing women participants of the “My Land My Garden” program in Karnataka state. A woman named Gowri who, when I asked her whether receiving the land in her name has made any difference in her life, stood up and said with a confident smile, “Before I was nothing. Now I am a hero.”

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August 12, 2011